PRESS RELEASE: Adele To Perform Academy Award-Nominated Song From SKYFALL At Oscars

It has today been announced that Adele will perform Skyfall's Oscar-nominated theme song "Skyfall" at this year's 85th Academy Awards. Hit the jump for details, including comments from the singer and producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

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By Josh Wilding - 1/23/2013

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Adele will perform the Oscar®-nominated theme song from the latest James Bond movie at the 85th Academy Awards®, the show's producers announced today. "Skyfall," from the film of the same name, was announced as a nominee for Original Song at the Academy’s Nominations Announcement on January 10. The song, written by Adele and Paul Epworth, is the first Bond theme ever to debut in Billboard's Top 10 and the first to be nominated for an Oscar since "For Your Eyes Only" in 1981.

Adele's exclusive Oscar show performance will be the first time she will have performed "Skyfall" anywhere live and will also mark her first U.S. television performance since the Grammys® last year.

"It's an honour to be nominated and terrifyingly wonderful to be singing in front of people who have captured my imagination over and over again," said Adele. "It's something I've never experienced and probably only ever will once!"

"We have enormous respect for Adele's unique artistry as a songwriter and a singer,"
said Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the producers of this year's Academy Awards show. "She is currently one of the most successful recording artists in the world, and we believe that her performance of 'Skyfall' will be an exciting Oscar moment for audiences watching at the Dolby Theatre™ and on television screens around the world."

Oscar.com celebrates Adele's performance with a special gallery of some of the most memorable James Bond theme songs through the years: http://oscar.go.com/photos/themed-galleries/movies/bond-theme-songs

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.







Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in SKYFALL™, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. The film is from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Directed by Sam Mendes. Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan.

STARRING:

Daniel Craig as James Bond
Javier Bardem as ?????
Judi Dench as M
Ralph Fiennes as ?????
Albert Finney as ?????
Naomie Harris as Eve
Bérénice Marlohe as Sévérine
Ben Whishaw as Q

RELEASE DATE: Out Now.


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RPD - 1/23/2013, 4:08 AM
Hey! What do ya know? There IS a reason to watch...
AC1 - 1/23/2013, 4:30 AM
My favourite Bond theme, hope it wins. If not, then Norah Jones' song from Ted, partly because it's a pretty good song, partly because I want to see Ted win an Oscar.
HavocPrime - 1/23/2013, 4:34 AM
So she has won it already then? As that would be a bitch to sing it and find out you lost
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 1/23/2013, 4:39 AM
mmmmm, she is sexy. hope she wins, skyfall was the shit.
snufkins - 1/23/2013, 4:52 AM
Well, I guess I won't be watching it then.

That warbling mess she sang led Skyfall off to a bad start for me, but thankfully the movie picked it up pretty well.
PsyGuy - 1/23/2013, 5:41 AM
How can people NOT like this song?...
OrsonRandall - 1/23/2013, 5:42 AM
Scaffold
Teg - 1/23/2013, 6:10 AM
with grif on this one, seriously for that terrible song, easily the worst bond theme I've heard, she tries way to hard to sound like Beth Gibbons of Portishead, forces out every note, no natural talent for that type of singing
punkstealingluggage - 1/23/2013, 6:54 AM
FANTASTIC song. Period.

As for the movie? Aston Martin DB5 for the f@#$in' win!!
SauronsBANE1 - 1/23/2013, 9:56 AM
The song definitely wasn't as good as Casino Royale's "You Know My Name" but it was infinitely better than the mess we got in Quantum with Jack White and Alicia Keys. They get props for trying to do something different, but what a mess. "Skyfall" set the tone for the movie, it was great.
NostalgicYouth - 1/23/2013, 10:37 AM
Are you people crazy? That song was great and it fit bond perfectly.
P90 - 1/23/2013, 11:50 AM
Is the end credits song from The Hobbit nominated? I ask because that song is awesome.
Hitboyj - 1/24/2013, 6:21 AM
ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!
Hitboyj - 1/24/2013, 6:25 AM
Song of the Year. Haters will hate and thats their fate.
jrp6048 - 1/24/2013, 6:37 AM
I dont care about the song she is hot

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